Where the Wild Things Are


Runtime : 01h34
Genres : Drama, Adventure, Fantasy
Release : October 16, 2009
Studio : Warner Bros.
Budget : $100,000,000
Domestic revenue : $77,233,467
Woldwide revenue : $100,086,793
Director : Spike Jonze
Writers : Maurice Sendak (Novel)
Spike Jonze (Screenplay)
Dave Eggers (Screenplay)
Shooting place : Australia

Cast and characters

Forest Whitaker Ira (voice)
Max Records Max
Pepita Emmerichs Claire
Catherine Keener Connie
Lauren Ambrose KW (voice)
James Gandolfini Carol (voice)
Paul Dano Alexander (voice)
Catherine O'Hara Judith (voice)
Michael Berry Jr. The Bull (voice)
Chris Cooper Douglas (voice)


An adolescent named Max has an active imagination, and he will throw fits if others don't go along with what he wants. Max - following an incident with Claire (his sister) and her friends, and following a tantrum which he throws as a result of his Mother paying more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including one named Carol who is much like Max himself in temperament. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems.